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MOTOrcycle Rider Integrated SafeTy

Objective

Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) are an efficient and flexible transport system and their use is beneficial especially in the more and more congested European cities. Unfortunately the PTW riders are exposed to a high risk of becoming a victim in a crash mainly due to the difficulty to control a PTW under all circumstances but also due to limited conspicuity. In addition when PTW riders are crash victims limited protection is offered to prevent injuries when compared to vehicle occupants. The aim of the research activities within the project is to make the use of PTWs safer such that fewer accidents occur and if an accident is unavoidable the consequences for the rider to sustain injuries are minimal. The project is divided in three work packages (WPs) with three separate but related goals . The first work package aims to improve the rider’s skills with training strategies that are derived from in-depth accident data and from a quantification of rider behaviour in critical situations. The second work package aims at developing advanced safety systems that improve the interaction between the rider and the PTW by modelling the rider, also based on the in WP1 quantified rider behaviour. The third work package considers the cases where the crash is unavoidable and will develop personal protective equipment to protect the riders, given the input conditions from WP2 at the moment right before impact. The end result of this project will be a set of rider training guidelines that are proven to be effective, safety system concepts implemented on PTWs and improved personal protective equipment and accompanying standards.
These can be used by PTW industry partners in product development processes and by stakeholders such as ACEM and the EU to educate riders. This will ultimately improve the safety of PTWs and moreover the perceived safety, which will make more people decide to use a PTW as a good alternative to other means of transport.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 981 975,50
Administrative Contact
Benedetto Allotta (Prof.)

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 756 109,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 037,96
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Stella (Prof.)
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 325 490,49
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludek Hyncik (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 287 173,52
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Schott-Carrière (Mrs.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 293,74
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steffen Peldschus (Prof.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 613 674,86
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Els Tops (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfons Bruekers (Mr.)
DAINESE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 037,96
Address
Via Dell Artigianato 35
36060 Molvena Vi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nereo Corrà (Mr.)
DAINESE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Dell'artigianato 35
36060 Molvena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michele Brasca (Mr.)